To: Port of Vancouver

Save CRAB Park

Stop the expansion of the Centerm Container Terminal that would ruin CRAB park. Stand with the people of the Downtown Eastside and respect their struggle by protecting CRAB Park.

Why is this important?

A huge multinational company is threatening CRAB Park

Dubai Ports World, operators of the Centerm container terminal beside much-loved CRAB Park, plans to extend its terminal westward with 7 acres of infill in the ocean right in front of the Park.

CRAB Park is the only green space for the vast majority of Downtown Eastside residents, almost all of whom live in SROs or small apartments. It is home to the monument in memory of Downtown Eastside missing and murdered women.

Downtown Eastsiders and their allies have struggled successfully for 33 years for CRAB Park, to create it, to ensure disabled access, to stop a casino funded by big Vegas money, and most recently to prevent a massive soccer stadium/entertainment venue from planting itself beside the park

Now Centerm’s expansion threatens to transform CRAB’s natural setting into a heavy industry zone with its attendant air, water and noise pollution. It will bring in more hazardous cargo to a heavily populated neighbourhood that already endured a huge chemical fire from Centerm’s terminal in March 2015.

The Port of Vancouver is not accountable to any level of government. It alone has the power to stop this expansion.

Let’s show the Port how important CRAB Park is to us. Sign the petition to convince them to rethink their development plan.


Reasons for signing

  • This is the only waterfront park in the DTES & a wonderful asset for DTES residents & visitors
  • As human beings, we need green space to breath and the waterfront will be inaccessible to public if business expands.
  • Crab Park is essentially my back yard and I spend a lot of time there with my friends and my dog. I'm frustrated that this project seems to have been pushed through with barely any opposition while most of Vancouver has been distracted by pipelines and Trump.

Updates

2016-06-10 18:50:03 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2016-06-10 17:06:05 -0400

500 signatures reached

2016-06-10 12:11:46 -0400

100 signatures reached

2016-06-10 03:44:32 -0400

50 signatures reached

2016-06-10 01:45:27 -0400

25 signatures reached

2016-06-10 01:19:15 -0400

10 signatures reached